Social Events in Baltimore, Maryland This Week

Let’s explore social events in Baltimore, MD happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Baltimore where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Baltimore

Charm City Elegance: Part 2: Formal Dining and Eating Beyond

Charm City Elegance: Part 2: Formal Dining and Eating Beyond

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Emma’s Tea Spot

Immerse yourself in the refined world of etiquette! Begin with a
review of fundamental table manners, progressing to the intricacies of setting a formal dining table. Explore the distinctions between American and Continental eating etiquette, mastering the art of choosing the right style for each setting. Unveil the secrets of being a stellar host and a gracious guest, ensuring a comfortable and a(…)

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Baltimore Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Meetup

Baltimore Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Little Havana

Typically hosted on the 3rd Thursday of each month, this is a casual and low-key event to network with the Baltimore Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) community. This event is well-suited for anyone in the ETA space – entrepreneurs just starting their journey, current SMB owners looking for a bolt-on or exit, seasoned investors, and more.

I will arrive early at Little Havana and set up a(…)

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25 Spots Only!: National Museum of Women in the Arts

25 Spots Only!: National Museum of Women in the Arts

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts

**COST: $16 –** **must be paid in advance via PayPal (see below).**

MEETING SPOT: outside main entrance to museum at H Street NW and New York Avenue NW. Look for Molly with the rainbow LAL sign.

Based on high demand, I have booked a reservation for 25 people for a self-guided tour of the newly reopened National Museum of Women in the Arts! We’ll see the collection and the special exhibition: *N(…)

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Baltimore Travel Community: Coffee Chat & Waverly Market Visit

Baltimore Travel Community: Coffee Chat & Waverly Market Visit

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 32nd Street Farmers Market

As was suggested by a fellow Maryland Travel Community member, we are heading to the Waverly Farmer’s Market! Before the market we will plan to meet at Red Emma’s for coffee/tea/chat and then head to the market to wander, buy [local produce](https://www.32ndstreetmarket.org/in-season-guide/) and have tasty lunch from a variety of food vendors. Given the market will be busy we might not all be able(…)

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Rollerblading/skating @ Skateland Putty Hill 🛼

Rollerblading/skating @ Skateland Putty Hill 🛼

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Skateland Putty Hill

Skate with us at [Skateland Putty Hill](http://www.skatelandputtyhill.com)! 🛼

*All* levels are welcome, so whether you’re a pro or have never skated in your life, please feel free to have fun (*and fall*) with us on a Thursday night with some of the best hip hop/R&B hits. 🎵

This skating rink is located in the Parkville/White Marsh area. It costs **$8** to skate, and the facility is **CASH *ONL(…)

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Lost and Found: A Memoir by Kathryn Schulz

Lost and Found: A Memoir by Kathryn Schulz

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Spice & Dice

Book discussion over dinner and drinks.(…)

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*Last Group Event * Country Line Dancing Lesson for Women $10 cash at the door

*Last Group Event * Country Line Dancing Lesson for Women $10 cash at the door

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Original Cancun Cantina

** This is the last event for this group due to high Meetup fees, lets continue to meetup for dancing!!**

Come join the Women’s Country Line Dance group for a fun-filled evening of Country Line Dancing lessons! Whether you are new in town or just looking to meet new friends, this event is the perfect opportunity to socialize and learn some new dance moves. Our experienced instructors will guide y(…)

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Profs & Pints Baltimore: Torture in the Middle Ages

Profs & Pints Baltimore: Torture in the Middle Ages

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Guilford Hall Brewery

[Profs and Pints Baltimore](https://www.profsandpints.com/baltimore) presents: **“Torture in the Middle Ages,”** with Larissa “Kat” Tracy, professor of medieval literature at Longwood University and author or editor of ten books on medieval violence.

[Advance tickets: $13.50 plus sales tax and processing fees. Available at [https://profsandpints.ticketleap.com/flay/](https://profsandpints.ticketl(…)

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Small Business Networking Coffee Meetup

Small Business Networking Coffee Meetup

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Einstein Bros. Bagels

Join Tri County Networking for a special event focused on Small Business Owners. This meetup is designed for entrepreneurs, startup businesses, and individuals interested in business strategy and small business marketing. Connect with like-minded professionals in a relaxed atmosphere, while supporting your local coffee shop!

Whether you are new in town or a seasoned entrepreneur, this event offer(…)

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Happy Hour at Citron

Happy Hour at Citron

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Citron Restaurant & Bar

Come join me for happy hour! And let’s celebrate all the Taurus season birthdays! Please comment below if you have a Taurus season birthday! And I am putting together a google calendar for the group that has everyone’s birthdays, all year-round! Stay tuned for an email with a link to our google calendar.

Citron is technically in the city, but it’s near Pikesville right off 695, in the Quarry Lake(…)

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Real Deal Meetup : AI Tools That’re Out Of This World Good.

Real Deal Meetup : AI Tools That're Out Of This World Good.

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel – BWI

**NEW LOCATION**

At this month’s Real Deal Meetup, we’re going to celebrate moving to our new location with a 100% free, no B.S. mini-workshop:

AI Tools That Are Out of This World Good…

Join Tammie and Charles on Saturday, May 18th, from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM @ BWI Sheraton Hotel, 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Face it, with AI, everyone has the capability to 5X, 10X,(…)

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Skeletons in the Park: A Goth Picnic

Skeletons in the Park: A Goth Picnic

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Patapsco Valley State Park – Hollofield Area

From the Facebook Event:

All ages welcome, and 4 legged friends welcome!

Are you ready to relax and unwind? Imagine…dancing in the gorgeous outdoors near a historic stone fireplace…wearing your head turning gothic attire or your mind boggling cosplay…while drinking your favorite beverage (including alcohol)…and smelling your delicious meal sizzling on the grill!

Yes, sounds wonderful? W(…)

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is a resource for information about the lives and history of African American Marylanders. The Lewis Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, document, and exhibit the contributions of African American Marylanders using its collection of over 11,000 documents and objects and resources drawn from across the coun(…)

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Baltimore Silent Book Club Meeting

Baltimore Silent Book Club Meeting

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Old Major

Join us for the next Baltimore Silent Book Club meeting!

Feel free to bring a book to swap!

The same “rules” and format apply:

Bring a book, grab a bite/food and enjoy reading your book in the company of fellow book lovers!

The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with introductions and eating/drinking.

The silent reading hour will run 7:30-8:30 p.m. Afterward, feel free to stick around for mingling (…)

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Dive Club Happy Hour

Dive Club Happy Hour

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Diamondback Brewing Company

Come join us for another Happy Hour event. Diamondback brewery has a nice outside section (depending on weather), parking (there is a parking garage within McHenry Row, if needed), and Tue is their 2 beers and a pizza for $25 night. Look for the dive club banner and table signs. Hope to see you there.(…)

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SHOW: Musical Improv in Hampden with Highwire Improv

SHOW: Musical Improv in Hampden with Highwire Improv

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Zissimos Bar

**Come see a brand-new improvised musical created live on stage.**

We’re crafting characters, stories, and songs! Get ready for a grassroots night of musical improv, new-to-you acts, and good times with the nonprofit Highwire Improv on The Avenue in Hampden.

Please RSVP on Meetup – it will encourage the algorithm to spread the word, and we’ll be ready to help you have the best possible experienc(…)

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A Killing in Amish Country: Barbara and Eli Weaver

A Killing in Amish Country: Barbara and Eli Weaver

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: The Cheesecake Factory

This month we will be reading Greg Olsen’s A Killing in Amish Country.

From the book’s description: “AN OLD WAY OF LIFE

Thirty-year-old Barbara Weaver was content to live as the Amish have for centuries―without modern conveniences―but her husband, Eli, wanted a life beyond horses and buggies. Soon he gave in to the temptation of technology, and found ways to go online and meet women. When Barbar(…)

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Horrible Games for (Wonderfully) Horrible People!

Horrible Games for (Wonderfully) Horrible People!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Greene Turtle

Get a break in your week by passive-aggressively offending everyone with cards!

We are *usually* in the “party room”; we’ll post if that changes.(…)

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PFS2 5-14: Poisonous Council (3-6)

PFS2 5-14: Poisonous Council (3-6)

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Titan Games and Hobbies

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 3rd- through 6th-level characters. **Note: Pregenerated characters will be available for players who don’t have a character in the scenario’s level range.**

The Pathfinder Society is running low on a critical alchemical catalyst, and all their usual suppliers have run dry. The Supplies and Procurement Division is desperate, and has put a call out directl(…)

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Mix and Meet Happy Hour @ Reckless Shepherd!

Mix and Meet Happy Hour @ Reckless Shepherd!

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Reckless Shepherd Brewing Co.

In your 20s or 30s and looking to meet other 20s & 30s aged people in and around the Columbia area? Come join for another Columbia Social happy hour at Reckless Shepherd! We are a very welcoming group looking to connect with others in the area and make friends. Weather permitting we plan to be out on the deck, but will be inside if it is not.

HOW TO FIND US: Look for the group of people in name t(…)

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Black Cherry Puppet Theater’s Spring Puppet Slamwich

Black Cherry Puppet Theater's Spring Puppet Slamwich

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Current Space

I went to one of these last year and it was quirky and fun!!! It’s being held in a bigger venue this time and I’m sure it will be a great time 😊.

“Black Cherry proudly presents our Puppet Slamwich series, a quarterly event for grown-ups with puppetry shorts and performance acts by a variety of artists and performers from far and near, along with a musical guest!”

*NOTE: This event will not be h(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Baltimore is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Baltimore on Baltimore.org, Baltimoresun.com, or Events.baltimoremagazine.com.

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